Event Title: Jan 1873 Categories: ALL, People, EarlyHistory, FullTimeline Timelines: Full Timeline, Early History, ALL

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For many years Joseph Widney had proposed refilling the Salton Sink with water from the Colorado River and recreating the ancient inland lake.

It garnered support from the California Congress and eventually became known as the Widney Sea, but never came to fruition.

Life of the Salton Sea -

Early Map of the ‘Widney Sea’

The map includes locations of future cities as reference points.